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What color is this dog?

Patty BlairPatty Blair East CoastPosts: 282Member
Fly is a border collie whose grandfather is a blue. Her dad is a black and white border but no background is known, so her color is unknown. Her body is red, her ears are lilac, and her nose color runs on the lines of both. She also has this weird orange-red color on her back end, along with her feathering on her back end. I just want to know her actual color. I made a second page for Fly all about finding her real color.

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  • D DD D SaskatoonPosts: 11,740Member
    Accepted Answer
    She is a tri-red. If either the dam or the sire were merle, then it is possible that she is a tri-red merle. But from the pictures, she looks like a normal tri-red to me. The fringes on the ears, backs of legs, etc. are often a lighter color just because of the different hair texture. Color changes like she has on her back can occur if the hair was damaged (broken or shaved), from sun bleaching, or through inadequate nutrition.
  • Linda MatthewsLinda Matthews Plain cityPosts: 6,859Member
    Accepted Answer
    red merle.
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